Architecture, Engineering & Construction Forum
Christopher Sharples is a Founding Principal of SHoP and has led many of the firm’s institutional and public projects. Chris holds a Bachelor of History and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from Dickinson College, and his Master of Architecture from Columbia University (1990) graduating with honors for excellence in design. He has taught at Cornell University, Parsons School of Design, The City College, City University of New York, Columbia University, and the University of Virginia. He has also lectured, exhibited, and been published internationally. He has served as Principal for many award-winning projects including the Barclays Center, the East River Waterfront, SITE Santa Fe Contemporary Art Center, and currently, Uber Headquarters in San Francisco. In addition, Chris has led SHoP’s efforts in a collaboration with several research institutions to develop and bring to market a proprietary facade-integrated solar energy technology known as HeliOptix, scheduled for commercial release in 2019.
As Managing Partner, Guy leads our strategic direction and operations, fostering a continual dialogue between our team and the client, patron, and public. He also leads our Corporate and Interior Design practices, with a focus on developing environments that reflect a client's mission and current program, as well anticipated future needs.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Guy was exposed to design at an early age by his father who was in the residential furniture business, and an interior designer. Growing up as a teen during the Space Race, he initially dreamt of being an aeronautical engineer, a path that ultimately led to his discovery and passion for architecture as a mode of seeing, analyzing, and improving the world around us.
With more than three decades of experience in architecture and interior design, Guy is an active voice of the wider design community and has received numerous honors and recognition for his contributions to the profession.
Jon is President and Founding Partner of TAD Associates where he is responsible for driving the direction of the firm and serving as a thought partner to TAD's clients.
His work includes the digital transformation and renovation of NBC's 30 Rockefeller Center, the experience design of NBA's new Flagship store, and the technology build standards for Citibank workplace across the globe.
Throughout Jon’s career, he has designed solutions that carefully consider their architectural, ecological, and experiential impacts. He passed his LEED certification when it first became available and now consults on how smart buildings improve the environment and create a better work life for tomorrows digital workforce.
TAD is a multidisciplinary design firm focused on illuminating the convergence of the digital and physical world by understanding the fundamentals of technology, architecture, and design.
As Principal, Marc Spector reframes the business of architecture to create value for design excellence and the profession through exemplary leadership. Moving the practice of architecture beyond traditional boundaries and market competition, Marc’s influential business model is built on: the creation of impactful life spaces regardless of project constraints, cultivation of client and team relationships into friendships, growth in new markets and services, and continual advancement of design innovation hand-in-hand with profitable business practices. Joining the firm in 1989, Marc earned his Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture. A passionate alumnus and invited guest lecturer and juror at the University of Michigan and the New York Institute of Technology, Marc shares his entrepreneurial expertise and teaches best business practices of successful architectural firms on the graduate level, bridging the theory-practice continuum. A passionate alumnus and invited guest lecturer and juror at the University of Michigan and Syracuse University and the New York Institute of Technology, Marc shares his entrepreneurial expertise and teaches best business practices of successful architectural.
As a co-founding Principal of Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel, Architects, DPC, Randolph Gerner is responsible for more than 10 million square feet of base building and interior design work. He has designed several high profile award-winning commercial, residential, and corporate buildings, as well as retail interiors. Some of his projects include The ARC, a 413,000 square foot residential building nearing completion in Long Island City, Ten23, a residential complex adjacent to the High Line, and 2 Cooper Square in Greenwich Village. His list of clients include Clarins, City Centre Properties, Savanna Real Estate Fund, Henry Schein, Inc., Viacom, MTV Networks, Sandell Asset Management, The Clarett Group, Equity Residential Properties, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Pershing Square Partners, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, Victor Homes and EMI Records.
Mr. Gerner recently completed an adaptive reuse project at 5 Beekman Street, a New York City Landmark, converting the landmark building into a hotel and residence. The project included not only the adaptive reuse of an historic structure, but also the construction of a new 600 foot tall residential condominium building.
Steven Winter, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Steven Winter Associates, Inc. Mr. Winter has been at the forefront of the U.S. sustainable/green building movement since its beginnings. Under his guidance, SWA’s professionals have developed a range of client services in energy, sustainability, and other disciplines that have helped to improve the built environment since 1972. SWA has consulted on hundreds of building and community-scale projects, including a handful of landmark projects across the nation. The firm has also evolved into a widely-respected and sought-after building science team, and has led numerous research and development projects for government agencies, utilities, nonprofits and the private sector.
As Chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council from 1999 to 2003, Mr. Winter led the organization as its membership and influence skyrocketed with the launching of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) and Greenbuild.
Mr. Winter provides strategic planning for SWA research and consulting projects, in addition to managing the firm’s operations. He has served in several industry leadership positions, including as Co-Chair of LEED’s residential initiative and then as Chair of the LEED® for Homes™ Committee; he also served as an active member of the LEED Steering Committee. His personal expertise revolves around program management, green systems and products, energy efficient housing, and the U.S. housing industry.
Mr. Winter’s commitment to sharing industry best practices and building science innovation is also exemplified in his teaching at Columbia University and the Pratt Institute and his frequent contributions to industry publications. He earned the Evergreen Awards Perspective in 2009 and was named a “Hero of the Planet” by Builder Magazine in December 2002 for his contributions to sustainable building in the U.S.
Aaron’s dedication, entrepreneurial drive and extensive knowledge of real estate development and the construction industry has made Home Evolutions Corp. what it is today. With over 20 years of experience in these industries, Aaron has implemented a transparent, technology-driven platform that provides a way for homeowners and developers to design and build their construction projects to budget without having to spend enormous amounts of time and money on redesigning and value engineering. In addition to knowing the importance of paying attention to detail, Aaron knows that helping real estate owners make smart, informed decisions and making sure his team is taken care of, is the key to a successful business.
Devin Kulka is a Professional Real Estate Investor, commercial contractor, and developer. Beginning as a concrete laborer, Devin has literally worked from the ground up. He has now been a key figure in several large-scale endeavors, including the building of Lumber Earth, Perfume Center of America, Contract Pharmacal, and the Hampton Inn of Rockville Centre.
Edward inherited the love and know-how of glass from his father and learned to etch glass while in his teens in Ukraine. Drawn full-time to the family enterprise soon after his college days, Edward has been the driving force behind growing CARVART to the full-service glass innovator it is today and is a hands-on CEO in all aspects of CARVART. Edward has a strong passion for the culinary arts, great design and having fun with his wife and two sons.
Join us as we connect with engineers, construction principals, and architects over gourmet bites, signature cocktails, and strategic networking. Afterward, you will take a seat at a roundtable discussion where speakers will lead industry focused conversations on topics of their expertise. The roundtable format creates an open atmosphere for valuable group discussion, which allows you to develop new relationships and explore potential partnerships and professional opportunities.
6:00 - 7:00 PM | Dinner & Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 8:15 PM | Five Concurrent Breakout Sessions
8:15 - 9:00 PM | Post-Session Networking, Cocktails & Dessert
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*Please note, this event is exclusively for individuals in the construction, engineering and architecture industries*
This event starts on November 27th at 6:00 PM.